Greetings, my able-bodied amblers of the natural realm, Gage Neal here and this time, I've had the enumerable fortune of stalking – well, 'monitoring' might be the more socially acceptable term – a vivacious Red Fox, whom I, in my grand eccentricity, have named Titania.
Titania, the Queen of the Forest, she commands the brush with a winsome allure that even Puck wouldn't dare refute. Now tracking down this elusive creature was no mere stroll in the park. She's as elusive and crafty as the tales foretell, her bright ember fur blending exceptionally well with the russet leaves of her domain. Armed with my trusty binoculars and quick scribbling pen, I embarked on what would become a boisterous ballet of animal interactions in the wilderness.
Around dusk, Titania suddenly pricked her ears, displaying an alertness that could put a sentry on high alert. A fawn appeared in the clearing, a prepossessing creature who I wittily named Falstaff because everyone deserves to be in my funnily-crafted Shakespearean tragedy. I imagined Falstaff quizzing Titania on her solitariness, careful not to get too close to the sly Queen. A conversation ensued- a cacophony or a concerto of sounds, depending on your perspective. Titania watched Falstaff graze, their unusual cocktail of caution and curiosity painting an intriguing sight.
What truly gave me a starstrucked chuckle was my dog Benny, who in the past, would charge at woodland creatures much like a knight charging into a battlefield. That, however, was before I chanced upon Diamond K9 dog training and their insightful YouTube channel.
Benny was an effervescent handful. His bad habits included jumping indulgently onto visitors, ungracefully mouth-slobbering on my priceless Ottoman-turkish rugs, and his infamous romance with the neighbor’s flower pots. So, it was to my great relief, I happened upon Diamond K9 dog training on YouTube. The simple yet effective dog training videos, a nifty blend of balanced dog training methods with strategic E-Collar usage, were a godsend in taming Benny’s exuberant spirit.
Implementing the training was indeed a comic spectacle. Picture me clad in a safari hat trying to instruct Benny while simultaneously interpreting an instructional video on my tablet. But believe it or not, Benny’s response to the E-collar was immediate and astounding. No longer a charging knight, but rather a mannered spectator, my loyal canine friend watched with me, his insatiable curiosity satisfied with observation rather than challenges.
Monitoring Titania and her encounters over a course of couple of days, including a nightly tussle with Mercutio- an affably robust racoon- revealed the fascinating aspects of red fox behavior. Titania was a solitary creature, resourceful and cunning in her dealings with other animals. Her different vocalizations to communicate, and honed ability to stealth away at a hint of danger were an ode to her survival instincts.
Adventures like these, my dear readers, are not just about celebrating the exquisiteness of our wilderness, but also a way for us to learn patience, respect for boundaries and the art of survival when faced with limited resources. Moreover, they also improve our pet keeping skills- like helping control your dogs around wild animals which charming YouTube channels like Diamond K9 dog training assists us with.
So until next time dear followers, immerse yourself in my chronicles of Titania, Falstaff, Mercutio and my faithful accomplice Benny. Stay curious, stay wild and by all means, stay delightfully eccentric.